Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

On the medium and long-term, adhering to circular economy practices ensures natural and energetic resources perform efficiently; therefore, the industry is primarily responsible for promoting a [...]

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

The role of affirmative action regarding diversity in institution

Setting forth policies that ensure diversity in access to education, policy, and the job market is the government’s responsibility. Here’s how affirmative action improves inclusion

Your house will produce all the power you need very soon

Your house will produce all the power you need very soon

With low investment, it’s possible to produce almost all energy needed in a household with solar modules. Learn how the solar autonomous energy grid works

Entrepreneur produces natural cosmetics and empowers women

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3D printers can drive economic sustainability

3D printers can drive economic sustainability

Like combustion engines and computers, 3D printers must be the object of a new revolution: circular economy. See how this new technology can change the world

How to decorate your house reusing materials you already have?

How to decorate your house reusing materials you already have?

Decoration projects around the world are using discarded materials to make beautiful rooms; you can also get started with PET bottles, wood and other basic materials

The great indigenous influence in culture

The great indigenous influence in culture

From north to south of the American continent, the culture of millions of native people often comprises the languages, culinary and habits of modern society. See some of the best examples

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The new sustainability must be social, economic and environmental

The new sustainability must be social, economic and environmental

The concept was extended in the 21st century to add welfare and economic growth as environmental concerns

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Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manoella Buffara is a top chef of the new generation of Brazilian High Gastronomy. Her restaurant o Manu won the One to Watch Award for Latin America’s 50 best restaurants 2018, promoted by The [...]

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What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

The invention looks like a 25 centimeter (9,8 inches) in diameter ball and it has some spots on its surface to better use the winds coming in different directions. The project received the Dyson [...]

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Loss of biodiversity may affect human life – how is it possible?

Loss of biodiversity may affect human life – how is it possible?

Biodiversity ensures both basic life-supporting supplies, such as water and food, and general use-consumer related goods, such as medicines, cosmetics, raw materials for construction, among other [...]

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What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

What is the apartment-friendly wind turbine like?

The invention looks like a 25 centimeter (9,8 inches) in diameter ball and it has some spots on its surface to better use the winds coming in different directions. The project received the Dyson [...]

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The environmental price of international commerce

The environmental price of international commerce

Between 1980 and 2010, according to the “International Trade in Resources: A biophysical assessment” report, produced by the International Resources Panel, the value moved by the international [...]

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What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

What is design for assembly and design for disassembly

When a new product is developed, a set of actions could make the journey throughout the chain more or less sustainable. An important part of these actions must happen in the design phase of the [...]

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What is cradle to cradle?

What is cradle to cradle?

Developed in 2002, the method aims to bring a new alternative to the linear production model. Using this method, biological and inorganic material are 100% reusable

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Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

Why is a diversified and green energy matrix so important?

According to the UN, climate changes are the greatest threat to human life on Earth, and their main cause is the burning of fossil fuels. Diversifying the energy matrix avoids gas emission and [...]

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

Are you ready for a future with printed cars and bamboo houses?

The periodic table contains 118 chemical elements that comprise everything that we, human beings, have seen or touched. However, only four are present in living body molecules: Hydrogen (H), [...]

Didn’t see the National Museum before the fire? Google it

Didn’t see the National Museum before the fire? Google it

The National Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, used to keep a natural and cultural treasure with over 20 million cataloged items, the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Based [...]

Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manu Buffara: “We need to know what we eat, where it comes from and who makes it”

Manoella Buffara is a top chef of the new generation of Brazilian High Gastronomy. Her restaurant o Manu won the One to Watch Award for Latin America’s 50 best restaurants 2018, promoted by The [...]

Global alliance to invest US$ 1.5 bi to combat plastic pollution

Global alliance to invest US$ 1.5 bi to combat plastic pollution

About 30 companies in the plastic value chain worldwide signed an unprecedented alliance to combat plastic pollution. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), of which Brazilian petrochemical [...]

Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

Do you know how much the Guanabara Bay pollution costs?

The billionaire sum relates to possible impacts on tourism, transport, health, and life quality of the citizens; here's what happened to the Rio-16 decontamination system for the Olympic games

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Artist brings Greenlands’ frozen fjord to London; understand how

Approximately 45 tons of ice were shipped in 30 large blocks to create the “Ice Watch London”; the purpose is to bring the effects of climate change to the world

Bill Gates unveils toilet that turns human waste into fertilizer

Bill Gates unveils toilet that turns human waste into fertilizer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest in developing new technologies that can improve the performance of existing toilets and create alternatives to worldwide access to basic sanitation

How sustainability integrates to automobile industry

How sustainability integrates to automobile industry

Development strategies for product and car parts improve production in the sector while environmental certificates and quality control safeguard nature

Once known as “garbage island”, Taiwan is nowadays leader in recycling

Once known as “garbage island”, Taiwan is nowadays leader in recycling

With public policies and citizens’ commitment, Taiwan gives correct destination to 55% of its artificial and biological waste and keeps encouraging the population to separate all the waste they produce

Daylight savings time: how it came to be and why it may end

Daylight savings time: how it came to be and why it may end

Daylight savings time has been around in Brazil since 1931 aiming to save electric power; however, since 2017, technical studies believe this measure is no longer efficient. Find out what may [...]

Diversity in Congress: who won in Brazil’s elections

Diversity in Congress: who won in Brazil’s elections

Despite the high rate of renewal in the Chamber and Senate, the diversity of the elected for the Brazilian Congress doesn’t match its distribution by ethnicity, age and gender of the population [...]

Are you unwittingly practicing circular economy?

Are you unwittingly practicing circular economy?

Ordinary daily actions help to return to materials that can be reconditioned to the chain and become new products. In addition to generating jobs and income, circular economy saves the [...]